Photo- Paul Wild, Moments Photography Studio, Blackpool

About Mark 

Born 1964, Suffolk, England

 

I was born in Suffolk and am now based in Blackpool in Lancashire.​

After working as an industrial screen printer for nearly 20 years I had to give up work due to a long period of depression. As I recovered I enrolled as a mature student on a Foundation Art and Design course at the Blackpool and the Fylde College, receiving a Distinction. I stayed on at B&FC to take  BA (Hons) Fine Art and Professional Practice and was awarded a first class honours degree. I received the Mary Elizabeth Barrow award from Blackpool and the Fylde College. In October 2018 I began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Univerity of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.

As well as being an artist I am also a life model and have posed for many artists, photographers and life drawing classes.

 

Education

2015-2018   Blackpool and the Fylde College BA (Hons) Fine Art and Professional Practice

2014-2015   Blackpool and the Fylde College Foundation Diploma

 

Exhibitions

2019   Social Circle, It's A Gallery, Backpool

2018    Degree Show, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Blackpool

2018     5 – A Creative Collection, MediaCity, Salford

2017    Emerge, Houndshill Centre, Blackpool

2014    Solo Exhibition, The Kiln House Gallery, Thornton

 

Awards

2017    Mary Elizabeth Barrow Award,  for outstanding achievement in visual arts.

 

Other

2018    Exorcising Your Demons,  a workshop on using art to help with recovery from a variety of  issues as    part of a series for Anon, A Community Arts Project in Fleetwood.

2018    Exorcising My Demons,  an article for Disability Arts Online website inspired by the workshop for Anon, available to read here.

Blackpool, United Kingdom

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